Greenbees makes eco summer sandals
Greenbees makes its shoe soles out of recycled tires -- and plants a tree for every pair of shoes sold.
Mon, Aug 17 2009 at 10:41 AM
Created with a mission to upcycle discarded tires — which, beyond taking up massive amounts of landfill space, also create a whole bunch of enviro-pollution — Greenbees crafts cute sandals and boots, all of which boast recycled tire soles. The uppers are made with leather — “full-grain leathers that are byproducts of the meat industry and considered waste material” that are “tanned without formaldehyde or heavy metals,” according to Treehugger
Recycled tire soles aren’t exactly new, since Simple Shoes
, Patagonia and even Keds Green Label
makes use of recycled rubber in its soles. Still, Greenbees’ sandals make some of the cutest recycled tire sandals perfect for summer weather.
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